Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - As the first rays of the sun rose over the parade ground at the Kommadam Military Academy in Vientiane province yesterday, prior to a grand display to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Army, military units and vehicles assembled in impressive numbers. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Laos-Japan Institute at the National University of Laos (NUOL) is keen to partner with the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) to bolster the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The value of mineral production is expected to drop by 1.93 per cent this year, attributed to the fact that some large mines are slowing production in anticipation of closure next year.   

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Continuing bilateral cooperation and research is seeing the development of markedly improved crop seeds in Laos to meet quality demands in exports bound for China.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Health experts met in Vientiane on Thursday to discuss developments in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STI) around the country.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The medium-term economic outlook for Laos is favourable but subject to risks, including a volatile global economic environment, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Lao Economic Monitor.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - More than 20,000 women took training courses or entered the job market in the agriculture and forestry, industrial andservice industry sectors during 2018.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - President Bounnhang Vorachit has told the Lao People’s Army to make wide-ranging improvements and be ready to fulfill its task to safeguard the nation’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government is closely monitoring the management of loans given to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to ensure they are used wisely and profitably. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The export value of cement is expected to rise further as several cement factories have been built and are ready to go into production.